SpaceX aborts launch of GPS Space Force satellite with 2 seconds to go


SpaceX shared this scenic view of the Falcon 9 that’ll carry Space Force’s GPS satellite into orbit. 


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SpaceX aborted a scheduled launch of a US military GPS satellite Friday night with just about two seconds left in the countdown clock. The launch was scheduled for a 15-minute window that opened at 6:43 p.m. PT. All appeared to be proceeding smoothly, until two seconds before launch. SpaceX was just starting the engine ignition sequence when it halted the launch.  

“Standing down from tonight’s launch attempt of GPS III-4,” SpaceX tweeted a few minutes before 7 p.m. PT, though it didn’t say whether a ground or flight vehicle issue was to blame. SpaceX hasn’t yet announced a new launch window. 

SpaceX and the US Space Force are getting along famously. Friday’s attempted launch in Florida follows a Space Force Falcon 9 launch in June

Once Elon Musk’s company does launch the GPS satellite, it’ll attempt to land the Falcon 9’s first stage on a drone ship in the Atlantic Ocean. The spacecraft is scheduled to deploy about 90 minutes after liftoff.

SpaceX hosted a livestream of Friday’s launch, which you can watch below to see how events unfolded. 

The GPS III Space Vehicle (SV) 04 is the fourth in a series of GPS satellites operated by the US Space Force, the newest branch of the military. It’ll join a larger satellite constellation already in orbit.

It’s been a busy week for rocket launches that haven’t actually launched. SpaceX was scheduled to send a new batch of Starlink communications satellites into orbit on a Falcon 9 on Thursday, but that launch was scrubbed and will be rescheduled. United Launch Alliance also intended to send up a Delta IV Heavy rocket on Wednesday with a classified spy satellite, but a technical issue stopped the most recent attempt.

The postponed Starlink launch combined with the Space Force mission made for a nifty photo opportunity. SpaceX shared a view on Twitter earlier this week of the two Falcon 9s on their separate launch pads.

We’ll see if SpaceX can escort the GPS mission into orbit as planned. As we’ve seen this week, delays are common.





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Planned Parenthood Quietly Aborts Annual ‘Margaret Sanger Award’



Abortion provider Planned Parenthood has quietly killed off its annual Margaret Sanger award, reports the National Catholic Registry.

Sanger, the founder of the Planned Parenthood abortion mill, is not “problematic” because she once told an off-color joke or flew a Confederate flag. The woman was a monster, a vile racist and eugenicist who praised the Nazi’s sterilization tactics, including those suffering from “gongenital feeble-mindedness; schizophrenia, circular insanity; heredity epilepsy; hereditary chorea (Huntington’s); hereditary blindness or deafness; grave hereditary bodily deformity; and chronic alcoholism.”

Sanger’s disgusting view of black people might even make Joe Biden wince. In a 1912 essay titled “What Every Girl Should Know, ” Sanger warned: “It is said that the aboriginal Australian, the lowest known species of the human family, just a step higher than the chimpanzee in brain development, has so little sexual control that police authority alone prevents him from obtaining sexual satisfaction on the streets.”

That was 1912. That was 37 years after Confederate General, Nathan Bedford Forrest, a founder of the Ku Klux Klan, publicly renounced his racist past, called for equal rights for black Americans, and kissed a black woman on the cheek in public to thank her for a bouquet. Despite Forrest’s redemption story, he is still being canceled and discarded all over the place. Meanwhile, in 2009, Hillary Clinton said this of Sanger:

I admire Margaret Sanger enormously. Her courage, her tenacity, her vision.”

When I think about what [Sanger] did all those years ago in Brooklyn. I am really in awe of her. And there are a lot of lessons we that can learn from her life and the cause she launched and fought for and sacrificed so greatly.

Well, now it seems, and with no pressure whatsoever from the same fake news media that destroyed a nobody-rodeo clown, Planned Parenthood is being forced to take a moral inventory of itself and its vile founder.

For years, right-leaning New Media have exposed Sanger for the monster she was, which might explain why the “prestigious” award went quietly away in 2015.

Nevertheless, on its website — as the National Catholic Register found — the abortion mill still advertisies the Margaret Sanger Award as “Our highest honor,” but there has been no recipient since Dr. Willie Parker in 2015 — even though there had been a “winner” every year since 1966. Parker, by the way, who dubbed himself a “Christian” abortionist, has been accused of sexual misconduct.

Last month, Planned Parenthood made a not-so-quiet admission about the truth of its founder when  it announced “plans to remove the name of the organization’s founder, Margaret Sanger, from its flagship abortion facility in New York City because of her ‘harmful connections to the eugenics movement.’”

Of that decision, evangelist Alveda King told Breitbart News, “Margaret Sanger and the organization she founded have been working to annihilate the Black community for 100 [years]. This name change is literally just window dressing unless Planned Parenthood stops killing babies and instead helps mothers to choose life.”

So Planned Parenthood has finally been forced to face the truth of its rancid founder, but is still okay with profiting off its business of literally ripping apart living babies.

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